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Go to Parks & Schools, Have Fun, Be Healthy, Learn about People, Places, & Values, Get a Job, Protect Earth & People! Rio de L.A. Sept 30 #NPLD

National Public Lands Event in Los Angeles
Saturday 09/30 at Río de Los Angeles State Park at 9:30 AM PT
Contact: Felipe Benítez, felipe [ @ ], 202-215-9664

Multicultural and Bilingual Program for Young Soccer Players to Care for Public Lands

Los Angeles, CA. – On September 30, youth soccer players and their families from Northeast Los Angeles will give back to the park they spend so much time enjoying, when The City Project joins Anahuak Youth Sports Association and others to host a National Public Lands Day celebration in Río de Los Angeles State Park. For the second year running, The City Project and Anahuak are teaming up to invite youth, families, friends and other volunteers to join in the simple joys of playing in the park, engaging in educational workshops and other fun and healthy activities and volunteering to clean up the 40-acre park that brings so much joy and good health to the people who live in these communities.

Coordinated each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day brings together volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that people across America use and enjoy every day. Each year, NPLD volunteers provide tens of millions of dollars’ worth of services in one day that would otherwise take limited park staff months to accomplish. Last year, more than 200,000 people participated in events at more than 2,500 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.

“National Public Lands Day gives young people an opportunity to take ownership of caring for the park they use for soccer and other recreation,” says Tim Mok of The City Project, explaining that the day closely aligns to the group’s goal of promoting equal access to parks and greenspaces for communities of color and low income communities. “It’s a great way to engage the local community in healthy play while caring for the land.”

WHAT: National Public Lands Event: Young Soccer Players to Care for Public Lands

WHO: Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) (confirmed) The City Project and Anahuak Youth Sports Association in partnership with National Environmental Education Foundation, National Park Service, National Parks Conservation Association, California Parks, LULAC, GreenLatinos, OneJustice, San Gabriel Mountains Forever, County of Los Angeles Public Health.

WHERE: Río de Los Angeles State Park. Los Angeles, CA.
WHEN:  September 30, 2017 @ 9:30 AM PT